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NextHealth PHL

Here Are the Early Results From the First U.S. CRISPR Trial for Cancer

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania are the first in the United States to attempt to genetically edit a cancer […]

NextHealth PHL

A Simple Blood Test Might Be Able to Predict Brain Cancer Survival

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most common and deadliest forms of brain cancer in adults. An estimated 14,000 new cases of GBM are […]

City Life

The Recent Penn Grad on a Mission to Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Each night tens of thousands of LGBT youth across the country sleep on the streets or in shelters, while thousands more teeter on the verge […]

NextHealth PHL

NextUp: The Local Company Discovering Targeted Therapies for Disease

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email qmuse@phillymag.com […]

City Life

Temple Students, Let That HBCU Comparison Die

There’s been an ongoing claim among some Black students at Temple University that their campus life mirrors that at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). […]

NextHealth PHL

NextUp: Tmunity Therapeutics Is Pioneering Personalized Cancer Treatments

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email qmuse@phillymag.com […]

NextHealth PHL

A New Cannabis Study Is Launching in Philly — For Your Dog

Cannabidiol (CBD), an active ingredient in cannabis that is derived from the hemp plant, is becoming popular with pet owners. Kimberly Agnello, an associate professor of small […]

City Life

Penn Study Finds People Who Send Longer Tweets Are Less Mean

You need only spend about 20 seconds online to realize that, for all of social media’s grand ideals about promoting information and interconnectivity, the reality is that they end up […]

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City Life

A Penn Genetics Professor Wants to Change How We Think About Race

Three decades ago, a white couple I know was awaiting the birth of a baby they were adopting. Not long after the delivery, the pediatrician […]

NextHealth PHL

Beyonce’s Dad Has Breast Cancer. So Do Thousands of Other Men in America

This week, Mathew Knowles, father of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, revealed he’s been diagnosed with breast cancer. Many people were surprised by the news. That’s […]

City Life

Fact-Checking All of the Mysteries Surrounding Donald Trump and Penn

It was, it can be said without fear of exaggeration, a day that will live in infamy. When President Donald Trump emerged from his mysterious […]

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Be Well Philly

This Penn Professor Almost Died From a Rare Disease Four Times

David Fajgenbaum was tired all the time. At first, this seemed like a symptom of a lifestyle, not an illness. He was in his first year […]

City Life

Of Course Penn Is Complicit in Amy Wax’s Racism. Of Course Penn Should Fire Her.

In 2017, University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax co-wrote a controversial op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer suggesting that America’s social and political problems are […]

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City Life

Penn Paid Joe Biden $775,000 to Expand Its “Global Outreach” … and Give Some Speeches

When Penn announced in 2017 that former Vice President Joe Biden would be joining its faculty as the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, students were understandably excited. Imagine […]

NextHealth PHL

Q&A: Cancer Gene Therapy Researcher Bruce Levine on the Future of “Cellicon Valley”

Bruce Levine holds many titles. He serves as the Barbara and Edward Netter professor in cancer gene therapy and founding director of the Clinical Cell […]